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Still the One releasing January 2021

It’s never too late to finish a love story!

A former Army ranger and a wedding planner? Yeah– you’ll find out these childhood friends have a lot of catching up to do. But, you’ve always known Deep Haven as a place for forgiveness and second chances, right? I’m excited to bring some familiar faces from Susan May Warren’s original Deep Haven and Christiansen series to readers.

Former Army Ranger Cole Barrett has a new mission objective—sell his grandfather’s house in Deep Haven, and leave the town that contains his childhood hurts for good. Unfortunately, the tenant in the garage apartment refuses to move. Even worse? It’s his childhood crush, Megan Carter, and her son.

Wedding planner and single mom Megan Carter loves Deep Haven. To her, it’s the place where she makes dreams come true— at least, everyone else’s. Hoping to purchase a local B & B and turn it into a premier event venue, she’s oh, so close to her down payment…until Cole Barrett returns to Deep Haven. Even if he’s not back to fulfill a silly childhood promise to marry her, she never expected him to evict her!

When a blizzard strikes Deep Haven, and Megan is overrun with wedding catastrophes, it takes a former Ranger to step in and help. Besides, the more he comes to her rescue, the sooner she’ll be able to move out…and he can move on. And that’s what they both want, right?

What are readers saying?

This is a wonderful debut by Rachel D Russell! It is warm, humorous and about real life. This story stole my heart and took it back to Deep Haven, home to many of Susan May Warren’s books.

Sherry Deatrick, Goodreads

WOW!…It was worth every tear and cheer from the beginning to the end. I am excited to read more from Rachel Russell.

Chanda Harbeson, Goodreads

Up next? I’ve just started my second Deep Haven novel. You’ll see more familiar faces, including one of my all-time favorites, Boone Buckam, from the P.J. Sugar series.

When I’m not cantering my horse down the Oregon beaches, I’m probably interrogating my husband on his own military and law enforcement experience to craft believable heroes in uniform. The rest of my time is spent enjoying our active family, including two teens and three keyboard-hogging cats.

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